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The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.
In 2012 the Israeli Patent and Designs Office received 1560 industrial design applications .The figure for 2011 was 1511.
In 2012,636 industrial design were granted against 861 in 2011.
Statistics can be found in the ILPO's annual report.
kindly note that a new English website will be uploaded shorlty and the URL might change.
The Israel Patent Office publishes information of industrial designs in the Patents and Designs Journal, which is issued once a month. The journal contains only bibliographical information on industrial designs accepted for registration, information about renewals, registrations cancelled and changes in particulars entered in the Register. Images of designs are not published in the Journal.
Judicial decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and Designs are published in Hebrew on the ILPO website.
In Hebrew: http://index.justice.gov.il/Units/RashamHaptentim/Units/patent/Pages/YomanPatentimVemidgamim.aspx
The Office uses a national classification system to classify industrial design applications.
The major difference between this system and the International Locarno Classification system is that the national classification system forces an objective classification and does not permit the use of the "Miscellaneous" classification.
The search files are manual in the databases of the ILPO and by the Internet.
An automated support system was being developed for industrial design operations using the MS-Access tool and ACDSYSTEM tool which meets the requirements of image processing data and image search.
The hardware used by Industrial Design Department :
- 6 PC ThinkCenter
- 1 Laptop Lenovo L 412 ThinkPad
- 1 Scanner HP Scanjet 7650
- 1 Printer HP Laser Jet 4000
- 1 Printer HP Laser Jet 4100n
- 1 Printer LEXMARK C544n
- 1 Fax Brother MCF 8880 DN
The Israel Patent Office is the national authority where applications for registration of industrial designs in Israel are filed, examined and registered.
The internal library provides the public, free of charge, with information and general advice in relation to application, examination and registration procedures.
The Office provides industrial design information services to the public, upon request and against payment, on the state of art, on the legal status of certificates and on the prevention of infringement risks.
In Hebrew: http://index.justice.gov.il/Units/RashamHaptentim/Units/midgamim/Pages/default.aspx
The information will shortly be available in English as well.
We exchange industrial design gazettes with a number of national offices
The Office receives trainees from developing countries under the WIPO training program..
In Hebrew - http://index.justice.gov.il/Units/RashamHaptentim/Units/midgamim/Pages/MedaMishpati.aspx
kindly note that a new English website will be uploaded shortly and the URL might change.